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Canadian Universities Move RefWorks Bibliographies to servers on Canadian Soil

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Globe and Mail

"Concerned about the U.S. government's prying eyes, a number of Canadian universities are changing the way their professors and students conduct online research.

Many university libraries subscribe to RefWorks, a popular U.S.-based Internet tool that allows academics and students to create personal accounts and store research information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

But the Patriot Act — which grew out of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and which potentially allows U.S. authorities to sweep through databases such as RefWorks — has prompted Canadian postsecondary institutions to abandon the American server for one housed at the University of Toronto.

Canadian university officials worry that if the research is of a sensitive nature, it could be misunderstood."

Seems reasonable. Maybe we should host all their content, since researchers all share this concern.

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